Columbus Metropolitan Airport

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Columbus Metropolitan Airport
Airport type Public
Owner Columbus Airport Commission
Serves Columbus, Georgia
Elevation AMSL 397 ft / 121 m
Coordinates 32°30′59″N 084°56′20″W / 32.51639°N 84.93889°W / 32.51639; -84.93889Coordinates: 32°30′59″N 084°56′20″W / 32.51639°N 84.93889°W / 32.51639; -84.93889
CSG is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
CSG is located in the US
Location of airport in Georgia / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 6,997 2,133 Asphalt
13/31 3,997 1,218 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Aircraft operations 23,658
Based aircraft 133
Sources: Airport,[1] FAA,[2] Georgia DOT[3]

Columbus Metropolitan Airport[1] (IATA: CSGICAO: KCSGFAA LID: CSG) is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) northeast of the central business district of Columbus, a city in Muscogee County, Georgia, United States.[2] It is owned by the Columbus Airport Commission.[2] Serving Georgia's second largest city, it is Georgia's fourth busiest airport. It has a large percentage of general aviation traffic with one carrier (Delta Connection/ExpressJet) that provides commercial routes to the city.

As per FAA records, the airport had 51,288 passenger boardings (enplanements) in calendar year 2008,[4] 48,526 enplanements in 2009, and 63,726 in 2010.[5] It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 enplanements per year).[6]

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport covers an area of 680 acres (275 ha) at an elevation of 397 feet (121 m) above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 6/24 is 6,997 by 150 feet (2,133 x 46 m) and 13/31 is 3,997 by 150 feet (1,218 x 46 m).[2]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2011, the airport had 23,658 aircraft operations, an average of 64 per day: 80% general aviation, 16% air taxi, 2% scheduled commercial, and 2% military. At that time there were 133 aircraft based at this airport: 79% single-engine, 14% multi-engine, 6% jet, and 1% helicopter.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Delta Connection Atlanta


  • On August 17, 1984, a Mooney M20, flying from Tennessee to Florida, stopped in Columbus to refuel and crashed shortly after takeoff. There were 4 fatalities.[7]
  • On July 19, 2009, at around 6:15 PM, a Rutan VariEze, containing 1 man, crashed shortly after take off. There was 1 fatality.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Columbus Airport (official website)". Columbus Airport Commission. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e FAA Airport Master Record for CSG – Columbus Metropolitan (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "CSG – Columbus Metropolitan". Georgia Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on October 28, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2008" (PDF, 1.0 MB). CY 2008 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. December 18, 2009.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ "Enplanements for CY 2010" (PDF, 189 KB). CY 2010 Passenger Boarding and All-Cargo Data. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2011.  External link in |work= (help)
  6. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF, 2.03 MB) on 2012-09-27.  External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ "CSG crash info". July 20, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Plane Crash at Columbus Airport". July 19, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2010. 

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